National Grid Future Innovators Program

Interested in design, technology, biology, chemistry, or other STEM careers? Join the FUTURE INNOVATORS program, an after-school mentorship program for Black students in the Syracuse area. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, exhibit exploration, and exciting tours of local facilities/businesses, as well as career talks, engineering challenges, and other special programs like contact with the International Space Station! There is NO COST for this program – snacks, supplies, prizes, and museum admission are all provided. Transportation to and from the program is also available at several pick-up spots throughout the city.

  
WHO: Black students in grades 6-9
WHEN: Afterschool, Every Thursday from 3:00 – 6:00 PM (Orientation/First Session on Thurs, September 30, 2021 at 3:15 PM)
WHERE: MOST

Fill out the form below to register. To complete a physical registration form instead, please reach out to us at 315-425-9068 x2146. 

Are you an interested student in grades 6-9?

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Black STEM practitioners in the Syracuse or Central New York area are invited to serve as program mentors given that they are willing/able to commit to regular attendance at weekly sessions for the duration of the program. Mentors will also ideally be able to assist in securing relevant site visits (i.e. at their place of employment), speakers (i.e. colleagues, contacts), and other program components. Undergraduate students and those unable to commit to regular attendance are encouraged to sign up to assist as program volunteers.

The National Grid Future Innovators Program is an after-school STEM mentorship program designed for Black students in grades 6-9. MOST educators, along with a diverse group of local STEM practitioners serving as mentors, guided students through an exciting STEM curriculum that included hands-on workshops, relevant site visits, career exploration, exhibit design projects, engineering challenges, and museum experiences at the MOST.

Students in the National Grid Future Innovators Program gain insight into the diversity of careers available to them in science, technology, skilled trades, manufacturing, and more but also have opportunities to exercise and improve the kinds of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Learn more about National Grid programs

And to our supporting sponsors:

Golub Foundation

Frank and Francis Revoir Foundation